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How To Start Flipping To Make some $$

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by kingpin123, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. kingpin123

    kingpin123 Registered Member

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    NOTE:Found On Other Site.By Using This Method i mannaged to flip 2 of my sites

    This is my guide which I call " Cash in from being funny. Viralness at its peak".

    This guide won't be as detailed as its much simpler. But let me know if you have any problems. ( Some things are copy pasted as they remain the same )

    Contents

    1. Overview

    2. Setting up the site.

    -- Domain + Hosting
    -- Wordpress
    -- Content

    3. Traffic

    4. Revenue

    5. Flipping the site.

    1. Overview:

    With internet marketing and the land of webmaster's slowly increasing in popularity among the younger folk there has been quite a huge demand in a certain type of site. Many of us younger generation frequent sites like failblog.org for the sole reason it makes us laugh day after day.

    Just a random fact. ( Did you know Failblog is actually hosted on Wordpress.com And they are using one of the crappiest Domain Registars out there. 1and1 )

    Well anyway in the world of site flipping there has been a spike in demand for these types of sites as the younger generation have the money and are willing to spend it so that they can impress their friends.

    Essentially. We have ourselves our niche. So lets setup these sites.

    2. Setting up the site

    Domain + Hosting

    The best place to order your domain name is hands-down, namecheap.com. They offer a free whois guard, which is important to keep your privacy. They also offer a free SSL certificate with each domain as well. Because I'm so nice, I'm even going to let you in on a discount. Use the coupon "SNOWNEEDLE" when ordering and you'll receive a discount on your domain.


    For hosting, one of the best services to use is HostGator.com. To save money, use their "baby plan." You can also get your first month's hosting for only a penny if you use the coupon "wordpress" when ordering.

    So for under $10, you should have your first domain name ordered, and have your hosting arranged.

    Or you can also use sharkspace.com to host your site. Although it does cost $9 a month. You can get it for 50% off for life with the coupon "50offlife" without quote marks. Sharkspace is very reliable and always answers support tickets within 10 - 20 minutes which I find phenomenal. In my opinion its worth spending the few extra dollars and getting on Sharkspace.

    Wordpress

    If you've never made a website before then you'll definitely want to use Wordpress for building it. Simply put, Wordpress is a content management platform that allows you to organize your content, install beautiful templates, and so much more.


    To download Wordpress follow this link:

    Download Wordpress


    For an easy to follow installation guide follow this link:

    Wordpress Installation Guide


    It may seem confusing at first, but Wordpress has also created a forum to help those with problems installing Wordpress. If you run into a problem and need some help follow this link below:

    Wp Installation Forum


    Once you've installed Wordpress it will be easy to manage all your content, and add the tools you'll need to make your website ready to be flipped.


    Installing A Theme and Plugins


    Wordpress is wonderful to use because it allows you to add themes to your site easily. They made a simpl link on the left side of your dashboard to access the different themes you can add.

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    Simply click on "Add New Themes" and you'll be able to sort through all the themes available. Once you decide on the theme you'd like to use click on the install button, and then activate the theme.

    You can also get great themes at:


    Wordpress.org
    Wpthemesfree.com
    Wordpressthemesbase.com

    Installing Plugins

    In order to make your site auto promoting and SEO'd, you'll need to install a few plugins.

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    It's a pretty straight-forward process to installing plugins. Simply click on the add new plug-ins link, and then enter the plug-ins you want into the search box that follows. Once you find the plug-in that you want, click the install button, and then activate the plug-in.


    Here are the plug-ins you'll want to use:




    • AskApache 404 - Best 404 error page, uses AJAX.
    • OnlyWire Multi Autosubmitter - Get traffic and backlinks from Social Bookmarking sites.
    • Google XML Sitemaps - Generate XML sitemaps on the fly and submit them to search engines.
    • HeadSpace2 - One of the best TWO SEO plugins + many other features (replaces many plugins)
    • MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
    • Eli's PingCrawler - Automatically ping other blogs, when you post.
    • Platinum SEO - Another of the BEST TWO SEO plugins.
    • WP-affiliate - automatically create affiliate links inside your posts, or generate CB links for your keywords on-the-fly.
    • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin - boost your pageview, works with RSS too.
    • Delete Duplicate Posts (unlimited) - Delete duplicate posts, when you are fetching content.
    • Sociable - Give your visitors options to submit your articles to bookmarking sites.
    • Adsense Deluxe - O'course Adsense ads management.

    All Plugins can be downloaded at : Mediafire
    If this link goes down. Lemme know and I will re up the file.



    You'll need to transfer the files into the appropriate plug-ins folders if you wish to do a direct install using FTP.


    If you have any problems installing your plugins you can find a helpful guide by following the link below:


    Installing Plugins

    Content

    Content is easy. As these are pictures. Just leech them from other sites like failblog and such.

    Google works wonders. Try getting around 50 funny images that arent as well known. This should only take around 5-10 minutes.

    Post them up and have one image per post.


    3. Traffic

    Now this is where the meat of my guide is. This is dead simple. But can guarantee a HUGE traffic spike to your site that will also remain as long term traffic.

    Basically this is where the site title comes into play. We are going to be funny.

    What you need to do is go to Yahoo Answers and make a new account.

    Make your profile look realistic and then you are going to post a question. But this is going to be some very stupid hilarious question. Basically one that someone would facepalm when seeing. Something that you could label FAIL.

    Once you have wait a little while. An hour or 2. Then signup a new account on a proxy and reply to that question with an answer that is emphasizing the stupidity of your question. Wait another 30 minutes to an hour. And then choose that answer as the best answer and reply with something underneath that makes it look like you believe it.

    Some examples that spring to mind are these:

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    I think you get the idea.

    Now see how the picture before is watermarked. Well screen shot your Yahoo Answer fail and do the same thing. Go into Paint / Gimp / Photoshop or whatever you use and watermark it with a nice looking text of your domain. Also add the word FAIL somewhere on it. ( In an empty space though )


    Now all you have to do is submit your image around the web and get it viral. Don't worry this is darn simple with the way the internet is currently.

    Just submit your image to the following sites:

    Digg
    reddit.com
    stumbleupon
    Other Chan Sites
    Other Social Bookmarking sites
    Fail Blog
    Other Fail Sites
    Teen Forums

    Any where really where teenagers hang out. It takes about 2 hours and you can have it submitted to a lot of places.

    And within a few days it will become viral and send visitors by the bucket load to your site.

    Thats all there is to traffic. Your posts that you have on your site will also be auto bookmarked and auto promoted with the plugins I provide you with. And a lot of SEO is being done on it.


    4. Revenue

    Seeing as you have a lot of teenagers coming to your site. Think what teenagers like best.

    Adsense usually wont work here as they are wary of ads and don't click them.

    However CPA does. Free Iphone offers and the like are saturated. But all teenagers for the most part like gaming. Especially these little nerdy ********** ones.

    Kaching we have found an easy revenue source. CPA ads for games that have just been released.

    Add these around your site in areas that get a lot of views ( header and the sidebars ) . Common sense really. Who looks at the footer these days? ( well I do. I like seeing what CMS a site is running )
    You will get a crap load of clicks and quite a number of leads. Your conversion rates will be decent keeping your AM un suspicious. And you dont even need to mask anything as this is all whitehat. These will be legitimate leads too as these are targeted viewers who are interested in free games.


    5. Flipping the site

    Forget Flippa unless the first strategy falls through.

    Most of these teenage webmasters can be found on the dreaded forums.digitalpointDOTcom and thus their Sites Section in the BST is the best place to sell. And you can usually expect a sale of your site of over $100.

    When selling your site state everything as it is. Explain traffic and revenue and show screen shots.

    You will have eyeballs engaged and jaws dropping as these teenagers start a bid war to get your site with their credit cards in their hands.

    Recieve payment and make sure they have good reputation before you push the domain and give them the site files.


    Here is a guide that goes over the basic process of transferring your domain name.


    Transferring Domain


    The next step is to transfer the files of your website to the person who bought your site. Here is a guide that goes over the process of transferring a Wordpress blog.


    Transferring WordPress Files

    Be careful as you may get a chargeback. So only deal with people with good rep.


     
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  2. jonate20

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    Thanks! Very useful guide. No +rep or thanks though as you didn't write it yourself.
     
  3. kingpin123

    kingpin123 Registered Member

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    I dont Deserve Reps or thanks You must thanks r**** from another forums :p
     
  4. scb335

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    Okay, this surprises me a bit because in the past I've always hated selling anything over at DP simply because everyone there wants the world handed to them for $10 or less...has that changed to the point where selling sites there is actually worth the effort?

    Maybe I'm jaded because my last experience was with a self-sustaining site of mine that required less than 30 minutes work per week answering emails and had a 2 year history of averaging $400+ per month, and the best offer I received at DP was for $2,600 (and the member got jacked when I rejected the offer???) -- so maybe the trick with DP is to sell garbage/quick sites rather than try to sell anything of actual value?

    I guess I'll have to give DP another try soon 'cos I got dozens of sites that I'm basically done with and ready to unload
     
  5. kingpin123

    kingpin123 Registered Member

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    i basically sell the sites which i think are useless and i couldnt rank for on Dp

    But when You sell the same Site At flippa You receive about 3 times the Price or we it will not receive even a single bid.

    i managed to sell 2 blogs at flippa and the one which i couldnt flipp sold at Dp
    for some decent price.

    And yes DP people just want the whole world for less than 10$
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I don't sell much at DP unless its under $100 or so. Far better buyers on Flippa (check my site flipping 101 post for tips)

    On DP sell crappy sites that you want to offload and don't forget to UPSELL!
    Offer them SEO services, hosting, etc, loads of noobs need this, so you can quickly turn a $10 sale into $100 which isn't bad for 10 minutes work.

    The best thing with DP is as a buyer, you can pick up some real gems if you look hard enough, perfect for a quick resale on Flippa

     
  7. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks kingpin123 and meathead1234, so basically if I have a site earning $1 per day or more then I'd probably want to put it on Flippa to get a fair price, and just use DP for the left-overs and sites I've abandoned.

    I've got plenty of both types to unload, all have either some rankings and/or traffic, so I guess it's just a matter of doing a good job of "selling" the sites in my listings now.

    Looks like I've got another project for next week :)
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Anything half decent, list on Flippa. DP is a last resort if it really is a bad site or you don't want to pay the listing fee. Hence why it's perfect for starting out as you have nothing to lose.

    Indeed, the only way to learn is to try. Be open with your stats and you'll soon find a buyer.

    Good luck

     
  9. Jay12341235

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    Absolute GOLD! thank you!